June 17 - 22
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Cost: $100 per student click here to pay now
This summer, our students will restore hope, rebuild communities, and reflect Christ in areas impacted by disasters where homes are in need of rehabilitation through hands-on construction missions.
In Wilcrest Defy Student Ministry, we trust that God is growing all of us no matter our age. He is not done with us yet! With that in mind, our ministry is centered on three anchor points intentionally designed to connect with students in meaningful ways. We want to build relationships with students and see them grow in love and knowledge of the Lord.
Wednesday Nights @ 6PM in the Chapel
We invite both Middle School and High School students to our weekly Bible Study in the Chapel. Wednesday nights are informal, fun, and encouraging. We will dig into the Word together to understand how it applies to our lives right now. We will play some games, eat some junk food, and figure out how to live for Jesus.
Sunday Mornings @ 9:30AM in the Youth area
Collective definition: belonging or relating to all members of the group. That is a great picture of what we want our Sunday mornings to look like - all leaders and students owning and contributing to the ministry and growing together! Sunday mornings will still focus on Bible lessons, but will be heavily infused with discipleship and small group discussion.
In fact, we believe in discipleship so much that one Sunday morning a month will be devoted strictly to discipleship small group time. This is time just between a small group and their leader. This gives students a great opportunity to connect with our awesome leaders who love them and want to help them deal with life's struggles in a Biblical way.
Monthly, Date and Time: TBA
This is simply a time to 'reset'. We are all busy. Our minds are on a million things. Voices coming at us from all directions. We have to make time to connect and intentionally build friendships that will last and help carry us when we face the difficulties of life. Reset is a time to just chill with our friends and youth leaders, usually at a youth leader's house. Plenty of food, plenty of fun and laughs.
So, come take a break from homework. Come take a break from your phone and social media.
Come Reset...with us!
What is the name Defy about? Below, we share the meaning and heart behind this name. We are ready to stand for Christ and defy the things of this world.
We will not follow our peers
We will follow Christ
We will not cower
We will be bold
We will not give up
We will stand firm
We will not be a statistic
We will stand out
We will not focus on ourselves
We will serve others
We will not hate
We will love
We will defy
We will defy expectations
We will defy the odds
We will defy our generation
We will defy darkness
We will defy the things of this world
Because of Christ, we can defy
Because of Christ, we must defy
Because of Christ, we will defy
We will defy
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Feel free to just show up! We love first time guests or returning visitors.
If you want to make a personal connection first or ask some questions, that's great too!
Reach out directly to the youth pastor or volunteer team for anything you or your student may need. You can also find out about any of our other events throughout the year like our (Awesome!) Winter Retreat pictured here.
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